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Liztai's Journal

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Lurking 'Journalist'

17 January 2017 13:53:56

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Yes, I do admit to being a 'lurker' on Garden.ie. I read all the entries, but only very rarely put in an odd comment, and even more rarely make an entry of my own. I seem to have so much to say face to face, yet I find it extremely difficult to put my thoughts on paper.

Well, for some reason (maybe the mild Laois air), but whatever the cause, here's todays tuppenceworth.

Currently staying with Hazel while major reconstruction work is happening at home in Tallaght, all I can do is ruminate on what might lie ahead when I return in late February. 

So here are three images to illustrate the current state of play.

Picture one shows a well-fed bird at one of the fifteen feeders that used to hang outside the back door where Tony could watch them while he was sick. Unfortunately, we had four-legged visitors to this 4-star hotel, so the feeders are now in storage, and may end up supporting fuchsias rather than feathered friends - no decision made yet, so I'll wait and see.

Picture two shows the first flowering in 2016 of the golden azalea given to us by Hazel for our 50th in 2012. This shrub had to be dug out to allow space for the dustbins to get past the much reduced peat-bed. It's now in a pot, and looks reasonably happy - fingers crossed.

No, I haven't fled to the Bahamas to escape the chaos, just gone to Laois. Picture Three shows the view from St Martin's Church Old Bawn Tallaght - on a freezing evening last May - the camera doesn't always tell the truth.

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Jackie Jackie 17 January 2017 14:27:26

Elizabeth, welcome back and what a lovely journal. It was lovely meeting you again at the Get together. We don't mind lurkers at all. They are more than welcome and then give us the odd tuppenceworth now and then. 

What lovely photos and lovely memories too. I'm sure you and Hazel are enjoying each other's company. But I'm also sure you will look forward to going back home and get back to your garden with lots and lots of new plans. Enjoy the break :) 

Fleurette Fleurette 17 January 2017 18:52:52

I would like to endorse every word Jackie has so ably written.  I feel I should appoint her my private secretary.

But  back to what you are writing about. I totally understand your position. It is always interesting to read the journals,  but it does require some restraint not to jump in and write your tuppence worth. And then another hour has gone by!  

Aren't the birds coming to feed just such a pleasure to watch? I love watching them and being vigilant and chasing the big black boys. (I've no colour prejudice, but you know what I mean.) isn't there so much bird song just now.  It almost noisy! 

The golden azalea will be very dear to your heart. It is a real beauty, and no dounbt is fragrant as well. I'm sure it will be happy in the pot.  Particularly when you get jome again andcan talk to it.  

Good luck with all the work.  Fingers crossed for a really successful result.  

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 17 January 2017 19:06:45

Congratulations dear sister on overcoming your shyness and putting up such a lovely journal!

Jackie Jackie 17 January 2017 19:23:17

Fleurette LOL.....

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 January 2017 21:15:46

Lovely to see evidence of your existence, Elizabeth. Long may it last.

I'm very sure Hazel is really enjoying having another WOOFER doing Trojan work in her garden. LOL

That's a lovely photo of the church in Tallaght. Love the Azalea.

JoanG JoanG 17 January 2017 21:47:01

It was so nice to see you at Johnstown Elizabeth and please go on being our lurking journalist!  I'm sure Hazel is glad to have your company and the break will do you good. Best wishes for the renovations and for your garden plans when you return.  I'm sure it will all be fine. 

Liztai Liztai 17 January 2017 23:09:13

Thanks so much everyone for your kind  and encouraging remarks. I really appreciate them all.

fran m fran m 18 January 2017 07:11:20

There'll be no stopping you now ;)

fraoch fraoch 18 January 2017 10:32:33

Yes, lovely to hear from you. I didn't even know that Liztai was Hazel's sister Elizabeth! Great journal, keep them coming.

Geranimojess Geranimojess 09 March 2017 18:02:47

What part of Tallaght are you in...We lived in Springfield  back in the 70's...big changes since then...


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